The workshop is the second in a series of regional internet governance capacity development events that ITU is organising in collaboration with other stakeholders.
The purpose of this review was to look back over the past decade of country reports published in Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch) and attempt to identify trends in civil society perspectives on what needed to be done to create a people- centred information society.
This note describes the ICANN Accountability and Transparency Review Team (ATRT), which was created as a way by which the community could have a definitive say on the way the Board and staff serve ICANN needs, and on how they interact with the community.
For the digital society to be open, safe, and empowering for everyone, policies for the digital age must be trusted and trustworthy – putting the interests of people and their rights first. Governments should intensify efforts to assure that the Internet is not fragmented and that people and their rights are at its centre.
AfriSIG aims to give Africans from multiple sectors and stakeholder groups the opportunity to gain knowledge that will enable them to participate confidently and effectively in national, regional and global internet governance processes and debates. The deadline for applications is 16 June.
“It is all about education, which Arab states don’t always care about. It is a matter of culture, educating the younger and also the older generations.”
The primary objective of AfriSIG is to give Africans from multiple sectors and stakeholder groups the opportunity to gain knowledge and build the confidence that will enable them to participate effectively in internet governance processes and debates. This study covers the first four Schools.
We would like to see the IGF focus on the internet in relation to poverty and discrimination. Access is growing, but to ensure that it is inclusive we need to focus on those people who are still left behind.
What worked well? What did not work so well? What are our suggestions for improvements in 2018? Read APC's submission to the IGF Community Public Consultation: Taking stock of the 2017 work programme and 12th IGF and suggestions for the 13th IGF.
This piece is an adaptation of the speech given by Carlos A. Afonso, executive director of APC member in Brazil, Nupef, during the session "NRIs Collaborative Session: Digital competences to harness technologies for sustainable development - Cases and approaches" at the Internet Governance Forum in Geneva, December 2017.